President’s Letter August 2017

"Source-Makers, Part II" Last month, my conversation with leaders of other IATSE Craft Guilds began with Local 800 Executive Director Chuck Parker, a veteran Hollywood-based production designer whose credits... Read More...

S.J. Clarkson – The Defenders

S.J. Clarkson has been a very busy director in the last decade, tackling assignments that have had her crossing back and forth across the Atlantic. Having started her career in England her work crosses gen... Read More...

Dear Mama

Tupac Shakur’s status as myth and icon has only grown in the quarter-century since his passing. Now comes a narrative feature brash and bold enough to tell Pac’s story. By David Geffner Photos by Quantrell Colbert Even compared to the long list of the mus... Read More...

Edgar Wright – Baby Driver

Of his frequent partner in creative crime, Edgar Wright, cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC, describes the director as someone who remains open to collaboration that expands on his vision. “You can always suggest s... Read More...

President’s Letter June/July 2017

"Source-makers" For this special Interview issue, I’ve initiated a series of equally special editorials comprising my ongoing conversations with the leaders of IATSE Craft Guilds. IATSE Local 800 Executive D... Read More...

Family Ties

The galaxy’s most dysfunctional guardians are back to save the Marvel Cinematic Universe in GOTG, Volume 2. by Kevin H. Martin Unit Stills by Chuck Zlotnick Frame Grabs Courtesy of Marvel The two-time-Oscar-nominated film Guardians of the Galaxy was a sur... Read More...

Bedrock of New York

The impact of Sol Negrin, ASC, SOC, on the film and television industry will live on long after his passing, as his peers, colleagues, friends, family and students recall in this loving tribute. By Pauline Rog... Read More...

President’s Letter May 2017

"The History of Amazement" We’ve reached a kind of “cracking point” in the field of visual effects. What do I mean by that? At this very moment we are on the verge of “cracking” the VFX ceiling via the many ... Read More...

Silent Runners

Jess Hall, BSC, helps to create a live-action alternate future with the anime-inspired thriller Ghost in the Shell.   The 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell is among the most acclaimed entries in the anime genre. Derived from a manga (Japanese co... Read More...

President’s Letter April 2017

"License to Thrill" If you work in the world of movies, television, commercials and new media, do you have a job or a career? In my experience, there’s no one I know in this industry who doesn’t approach the... Read More...

Large and in Charge

Larry Fong, ASC, pulls some sleight-of-hand visual magic for the latest incarnation of Kong, the great ape It’s hard to find a more enduring (and misunderstood) movie monster than the great gorilla, Kong, wh... Read More...

President’s Letter February/March 2017

"Stranger Things" In this strange, unpredictable time in both our world and our industry, we are offered so many products, ideas, and visions that are described as “completely new” (some of which really are) that we almost can’t recognize what’s beneficial ... Read More...